Which member of the American Idol crew will be leaving after this season? But don’t worry, He won’t be out of work for long!
American Idol musical director Rickey Minor will replace Kevin Eubanks as band leader on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In the past, Minor has worked as musical director for [lastfm]Beyonce[/lastfm], [lastfm]Ray Charles[/lastfm], [lastfm]Alicia Keys[/lastfm], [lastfm]Christina Aguilera[/lastfm], [lastfm]Whitney Houston[/lastfm] and many others. He was also musical director for the Grammy Awards and the Super Bowl. Eubanks last day will be May 28th and Minor will take over the Tonight Show on June 7th, not long after Idol finishes for the season. He will continue to consult on Idol.